Minister to speak at local pre-budget breakfast


Minister Michael McGrath.

Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Michael McGrath TD will address business leaders at a pre-budget business breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel Athlone on Thursday July 7 at 7.30am.

Organized by the Athlone Chamber of Commerce and RBK Chartered Accountants, the timing of the event coincides with the Government’s planned release of the Summer Economic Statement.

Speaking ahead of the event, Athlone Chamber CEO Gerry McInerney said: “The current economic climate has made doing business particularly challenging for businesses. Planning for what lies ahead has always been the cornerstone of good business decision-making and so it is important that our members hear from the Minister about the government’s plans for 2023.

“We have never before experienced the current level of business environment turbulence, with runaway inflation and supply lines for many struggling businesses. We hope this event helps set the context for the 2023 budget. and will bring some stability to companies that may have expansion plans or additional investments.

“We expect a high turnout for the event, but business owners should register in advance. Registration is via links available through the Athlone Chamber and RBK social media accounts. Chartered Accountants,” he added.

Brian Feeney, partner at RBK Chartered Accountants, said they looked forward to hearing from Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Michael McGrath TD on the preparations for the 2023 budget and to have the opportunity to contribute to the budget process from a business perspective.

Pre-registration is required for this event.


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